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Dr Bronwyn Evans appointed to Board of Australia-Japan Foundation
22 May 2015
Dr Bronwyn Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Standards Australia, has been appointed to the Board of the Australia-Japan Foundation by the Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Julie Bishop MP.
The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) brings together eminent Australians with public and private sector expertise to advise the Government on how to strengthen Australia’s cooperation with Japan. With Japan being Australia’s most important strategic and economic partner in Asia, the AJF plays a critical role in advancing Australia’s interests in the Asian region.
Dr Evans will leverage her extensive experience in engineering and research to enhance the Board’s expertise in science diplomacy, thereby strengthening Australia’s links with Japan in technology and innovation.
Vale Mr Charles Bubb
26 May 2015
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Mr Charles Bubb, who died peacefully at Kangara Waters on 17 May 2015.
Charles Bubb was Director of Engineering at the Commonwealth Department of Works, Melbourne and Canberra.
Charles served on several of Standards Australia’s technical committees on building and structural design requirements for wind forces and earthquake actions. He was the Chair of Standards Australia’s Technical Committee BD-006-02 General Design Requirements and Loading on Structures – Wind actions from the early 1970s to the late 1980s.
He was instrumental in the development of AS 1170.2 in 1973, the Australian Standard on minimum design loads on structures for wind forces, as well as AS 1170.4 on structural design for earthquake actions in Australia, also known as the SAA Loading Code.
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Standards Australia welcomes newest member organisation Australian Window Association
27 May 2015
Following a resolution at a meeting of Standards Australia’s Council on Friday 22 May 2015, the Australian Window Association (AWA) has become Standards Australia’s newest member organisation and part of its Council.
76 of Australia's leading industry, government and consumer organisations form the Members of the Standards Australia Council. Each member sends a representative to the Council meetings.
The Council is responsible for the general oversight of standardisation in Australia and the governance of Standards Australia.
Ms Tracey Gramlick, Executive Director of the AWA and its representative on the Standards Australia Council, said that the AWA has always been supportive of Standards Australia’s work. The AWA has actively participated in the standards development processes by being active contributors to Standards Australia’s technical committees as well as the Standards Australia Young Leaders Program for the past two years.
“As the peak association of Australia’s window manufacturers and industry suppliers, the Australian Window Association has always been a champion of standards in the industry,” said Ms Gramlick.
“Becoming a member organisation of Standards Australia and part of the Council is a great next step which recognises our ongoing and active contribution to standards development. We are pleased to become part of the Council and have the opportunity to contribute to important decisions on Australia’s standards infrastructure,” Ms Gramlick said.